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    Indians Win RC Quad; Two New Records Set

    Lady Indians Place Second

    The Rawlins County Quad Track Meet was held on Thursday, April 20, under beautiful weather conditions. The Indians earned a first place team finish scoring 105.5 team points to best second-place finisher Quinter with 62.5. The Lady Indians placed second in the girls division behind Rawlins County with 74 points. During the meet, Garin Cooper set a new school record in the triple jump with a lead of 37' 3.5", bettering the mark he set two days earlier in the St. Francis Invitational. Mia Morrow also set a new 7th grade girls record in the triple jump with a leap of 27' 10". The mark erased the old record of 27' 9.5" set by Megan Rice in 2002.

    St. Francis boy athletes placing first in an event included:  Garin Cooper, long jump and triple jump; Adam Krien, 100m and 200m; Ben Busse, 800m; Jesse Baxter, discus; Tyson Poling, high jump; Shadryon Blanka, pole vault; and all three relay teams--4 X 100m, 4 X 200m, and 4 X 400m. Lady Indians placing first were:  McKenna Poling, 100m, 200m, and 400m; Amy Jenkins 800m; the 4 X100m relay, and 4 X 200m relay.

    Boys Division

    St. Francis placed first with 105.5 team points. Quinter earned second place with 62.5. Rawlins County was third with 51, and Dighton 4th with 35.

    Individual place winners for St. Francis are below.

    Jesse Baxter - 1st in discus (121' 6"), 2nd in shot put (36' 7"), 3rd in 200 meters (29.22)

    Shadryon Blanka - 1st in pole vault (9' 6'), 2nd in the 200 meter hurdles (31.65)

    Ben Busse - 1st in 800 meters (2:44.02)

    Garin Cooper - 1st in long jump (17' 4.5"), 1st in triple jump (37' 3.5") NEW SCHOOL RECORD!

    Seth Grice - 3rd in triple jump (26' 9"), 5th in 100 meters (13.94), 5th in 200 meter hurdles (34.96)

    Adam Krien - 1st in 100 meters (12.31), 1st in 200 meters (26.15),

    Colton Neitzel - 3rd in discus (94' 3"), 3rd in high jump (4' 6')

    Tyson Poling - 1st in high jump (4' 8"), 2nd in 100 meters (12.96), 2nd in 200 meters (26.58),

    Brady Schoenrogge - 5th in 800 meters (5:52.65)

    Kobe Tice - 2nd in pole vault (8' 6')

    Preston Witzel - 5th in 400 meters (1:18.05)

    4 X 100 meter relay - 1st (50.76) Garin Cooper, Shadryon Blanka, Tyson Poling, and Adam Krien

    4 X 200 meter relay - 1st (1:58.96) Kobe Tice, Seth Grice, Colton Neitzel, and Jesse Baxter

    4 X 400 meter relay - 1st (4:12.43) Garin Cooper, Kobe Tice, Shadryon Blanka, and Adam Krien

    Girls Division

    Rawlins County won the girls division scoring 97 team points. St. Francis placed second with 74. Quinter earned third with 57 team points while Dighton was fourth with 29.

    Lady Indians placing in the Atwood Quad are listed below.

    Jordyn Faulkender - 5th in shot put (24' 6"), 5th in discus (53' 7")

    Miah Hackney - 5th in 200 meters (33.00)

    Amy Jenkins - 1st in 800 meters (2:50.65), 2nd in 1600 meters (6:26.34)

    Lydia Jenkins - 5th in 1600 meters (7:11.58)

    Ellee Krien - 4th in 200 meters (32.37)

    Lyden Lampe - 3rd in 1600 meters (7:11.56)

    Mia Morrow - 2nd in triple jump (27' 10") NEW SCHOOL RECORD!, 2nd in 100 meter hurdles (20.05), 5th in pole vault (4' 6")

    Mireya Palasio-Rocha - 5th in high jump (3' 10")

    McKenna Poling - 1st in 100 meters (14.30),1st in 200 meters (30.09), 1st in 400 meters (1:07.41)

    Talexa Weeter - 4th in 800 meters (3:08.62), 4th in pole vault (5' 6")

    Rian Zimbal - 3rd in 100 meters (14.90), 5th in 200 meter hurdles (39.75)

    4 x 100 meter relay - 1st (59.44) Hadleigh Hilt, Mia Morrow, Ellee Krien, and McKenna Poling

    4 X 200 meter relay - 1st (2:11.62) Hadleigh Hilt, Bailey Workman, Miah Hackney, and Lyden Lampe

    4 X 400 meter relay - 2nd (5:04.34) Amy Jenkins, Ellee Krien, Jesslynn Houtman, and Lyden Lampe

    The teams will be in action in Hoxie Quad on Thursday, April 27, and on Friday, April 28, at the Quinter Invitational.

    Click the photos to see more photos!

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    Trackers Win Two Divisions In SF Invitational

    Two New School Records Set

    The St. Francis Junior High Invitational Track and Field Meet was held on Tuesday, April 18. The meet was run with four divisions--8th Girls, 8th Boys, 6th-7th Girls and 6th-7th Boys. St. Francis won two of the four divisions. The 7th grade girls and the 8th grade boys won their respective divisions. The 6th-7th grade boys placed 4th and the 8th grade girls finished ninth in the 10 team meet.

    St. Francis athletes won 14 events in the meet. Winning first place were: Jesse Baxter (discus), Shadryon Blanka (pole vault), Garin Cooper (long jump and triple jump), Adam Krien (100m), Lyden Lampe (1600m ), McKenna Poling (100m, 200m, and 400m), 8th grade boys 4 X 100m relay, 7th grade girls 4 X 100m relay, 8th grade boys 4 X 200m relay, 7th grade girls 4 X 200m relay, and the 7th grade boys 4 X 400 meter relay.

    Two new school records were set during the track meet. Garin Cooper established a new 8th grade boys school record in the triple jump leaping 37' 2'. The jump surpassed the old record of 36' 11.5" set in 2012 by Lane Hobrock. The 4 X 100 meter relay team also set a new school record recording a time of 49.26 seconds. The record was set by Garin Cooper, Shadryon Blanka, Tyson Poling and Adam Krien. The old mark was 49.37 set in 2006 by Trent Raile, Alex Long, Drew Zweygardt, and Matt Raile. 

    8th Grade Boys

    St. Francis scored 154 team points to win the 8th grade boys division. Rawlins County placed second with 88 points and Decatur Community third with 61. The remainder of the teams finished in the following order:  4th - Cheylin 50, 5th - Wallace County 45, 6th - Brewster 34, 7th - Weskan 24, 8th - Idalia 19, and 9th - Heartland-Christian 2.

    St. Francis 8th grade boys placing in the meet are listed below.

    Jesse Baxter - 1st in discus (130' 1"), 2nd in shot put (36' 0.5")

    Shadryon Blanka - 1st in pole vault (9' 6"), 2nd in 200 meter hurdles (31.37)

    Below is a video of Shadryon in the pole vault.

    Garin Cooper - 1st in long jump (16' 7.5"), 1st in triple jump (37' 2") NEW SCHOOL RECORD

    Seth Grice - 5th in triple jump (28' 3")

    Adam Krien - 1st in 100 meters (12.50), 2nd in 200 meters (25.47), 2nd in 400 meters (56.90)

    Colton Neitzel - 3rd in shot put (35' 9"), 3rd in high jump (4' 10"), 4th in discus (84' 4')

    Below is a video of Colton in the discus.

    Tyson Poling - 2nd in 100 meters (12.93), 2nd in high jump (5' 0"), 3rd in 200 meters (26.89)

    Brady Schoenrogge - 3rd in 800 meters (3:10.96)

    Kobe Tice - 2nd in pole vault (9' 0")

    4 X 100 meter relay - 1st (49.26) NEW SCHOOL RECORD - Garin Cooper, Shadryon Blanka, Tyson Poling, and Adam Krien

    ​4 X 200 meter relay - 2nd (1:50.70) - Jesse Baxter, Kobe Tice, Colton Neitzel, and Seth Grice

    8th Grade Girls

    Wallace County won the 8th grade girls division scoring 101 team points.Rawlins County placed second with 70 points. Cheylin earned third with 63. The additional teams placed in the following order:  4th - Weskan 59, 5th - Decatur Community 56, 6th - Idalia 35, 7th - Triplains 31, 8th - Brewster 22, and 9th - St. Francis 14.

    St. Francis 8th grade girls placing in the meet are listed below.

    Mireya Palasio-Rocha - 2nd in 800 meters (3:44.16)

    Kattie Wurm - 3rd in 3200 meters (17:155.93)

    6th-7th Grade Boys

    Decatur Community won the 6-7 boys division with 117 points. Triplains scored 96 to place second. The rest of the teams finished in the following order:  3rd - Idalia 84, 4th - St. Francis 50, 5th - Wallace County 36, 6th - Brewster 28, 7th - Rawlins County 22, 8th - Weskan 17, 9th - Cheylin 13, and 10th - Heartland-Christian 3.

    St. Francis boys placings in the 6th-7th grade division are listed below.

    Ben Busse - 4th in 1600 meters (6:00.78)

    Vladimir Chinik - 5th in long jump (12' 9.5"), 6th in 200 meters (32.87)

    Garrett Helton - 3rd in triple jump (24' 9.75")

    Shannon Rethke - 2nd in 200 meter hurdles (36.08), 5th in 400 meters (1:13.41)

    Below is video of Shannon in the 200m hurdles.

    Preston Witzel - 2nd in 200 meters (31.09), 6th in 100 meters (14.57)

    4 X 200 meter relay - 2nd (2:20.32) - Vladimir Chinik, Eli Mills, Caleb Todd, and Kaden Lee

    4 X 400 meter relay - 1st (4:57.57) - Ben Busse, Eli Mills, Preston Witzel, and Shannon Rethke

    6th-7th Grade Girls

    St. Francis earned first place in the 6-7 girls division. The Lady Indians scored 162 team points. Rawlins County placed second with 109 points. The remainder of the girls teams placed in the following order:  3rd - Wallace County 85, 4th - Decatur Community 37, 5th - Idalia 32, 6th - Cheylin 19, 7th - Heartland-Christian 12, 8th - Triplains 8, and 9th - Weskan 7.

    St. Francis Lady Indians placing in the 6th-7th grade division are listed below.

    Jordyn Faulkender - 4th in high jump (3' 6")

    Joani Fuller - 5th in high jump (3' 2")

    Hadleigh Hilt - 4th (tie) in 100 meters (14.88), 4th in long jump (11' 11")

    Amy Jenkins - 2nd in 1600 meters (6:42.16), 3rd in 800 meters (2:59.92)

    Lydia Jenkins - 4th in 1600 meters (7:13.36)

    Lyden Lampe - 1st in 1600 meters (6:28.85)

    Mia Morrow - 2nd in 100 meter hurdles (20.45), 2nd in 200 meter hurdles (35.07), 2nd in  pole vault (5' 6"), 4th in triple jump (25' 9.25")

    Below is a video of Mia in the pole vault.

    Amanda Neitzel - 3rd in high jump (3' 8")

    McKenna Poling - 1st in 100 meters (14.21), 1st in 200 meters (29.71), 1st in 400 meters (1:07.57)

    Hailey Robbins - 4th in 100 meter hurdles (21.88), 4th in 200 meter hurdles (40.86), 4th in pole vault (4' 6")

    Below is a video of Mia and Hailey in the 200m hurdles.

    Talexa Weeter - 2nd in 800 meters (2:59.51), 3rd in pole vault (5' 6")

    Below is a video of Talexa in the pole vault.

    Rian Zimbal - 6th in 100 meter hurdles (22.08)

    Below is a video of Mia and Rian in the 100m hurdles.

    4 X 100 meter relay - 1st (59.89) - Ellee Krien, Rian Zimbal, Hadleigh Hilt, and Miah Hackney

    4 X 200 meter relay - 1st (2:14.38) - Lyden Lampe, Miah Hackney, Hadleigh Hilt, and Bailey Workman

    4 X 400 meter relay - 2nd (5:11.45) - Amy Jenkins, Lyden Lampe, Talexia Weeter, and Ellee Krien

    ​The track teams will be in action at the Atwood Quad on Thursday, April 20, in Atwood. The meet begins at 3:00 p.m.

    Click the photos to see more photos!  Photos by Emma Johnson

    More photos from the St. Francis Invitational can be found on the "photos" page.

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  • Kansas Assessments Begin

    Scores Very Important to Schools

    KANSAS ASSESSMENT WINDOW NOW OPEN

    The testing window for the 2017 Kansas Assessments is now open for Kansas schools. All St. Francis students in grades 3-8 as well as grade 10 will be testing in English/Language Arts and Math this year. Science will be testing in grades 5, 8, and 11. History, Government, and Social Science will not be tested this year. It is important your child be in school on these days. Please consider scheduling doctor or other personal appointments around the testing schedule when possible. Proper rest and nutrition can also be beneficial during the testing window.

    Below is the testing schedule for St. Francis Community Schools. Test schedule updated on: April 10, 2017.

    Date Grade/Subject Instructor Location
    March 14 Assessment Window Opens
    March 29 11th Science Mr. Olofson Lab 102
    March 30 11th Science Mr. Olofson Lab 102
    April 4 5th ELA Mr. Swihart 9:30 (CB)
    April 5

    3rd ELA

    4th Math

    6,7,8 ELA

    Mrs. Ochsner

    ​Mrs. Moree

    ​Ms. Price

    9:00 GS Lab

    10:00 (CB)

    Lab 210

    April 6

    3rd ELA

    4th Math

    6,7,8 ELA

    Mrs. Ochsner

    ​Mrs. Moree

    ​Ms. Price

    9:00 GS Lab

    10:00 (CB)

    Lab 210

    April 7

    5th ELA

    6,7,8 ELA

    Mr. Swihart

    ​Ms. Price

    9:30 (CB)

    Lab 210

    April 10 3rd Math Mrs. Ochsner 9:00 GS Lab
    April 11 5th Math Mr. Swihart 9:30 (CB)
    April 12

    3rd Math

    4th ELA

    10th ELA

    Mrs Ochsner

    ​Mrs. Moree

    ​Ms. Cole

    9:00 GS Lab

    10:00 (CB)

    Lab 102

    April 13

    5th Math

    4th ELA

    10th ELA

    Mr. Swihart

    ​Mrs. Moree

    ​Ms. Cole

    9:30 (CB)

    10:00 (CB)

    Lab 102

    April 19

    5th Science

    8th Science

    Mr. Swihart

    ​Mr. Swihart

    9:30 (CB)

    Lab 210

    April 20

    5th Science

    8th Science

    Mr. Swihart

    ​Mr. Swihart

    9:30 (CB)

    Lab 210

    April 24

    6,7,8 Math

    10th Math

    Mrs. Schiltz

    ​Mr. Dinkel

    Lab 210

    Lab 102

    April 25

    10th Math

    ​Mr. Dinkel

    Lab 102

    April 26 6,7,8 Math Mrs. Schiltz Lab 210
    April 28 Assessment Window Closes
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